Relationship of osteoprotegerin to pulse wave velocity and carotid intima-media thickness in rheumatoid arthritis patients


Beyazal M. , Erdogan T. , DEVRIMSEL G. , TURKYILMAZ A. K. , CURE M. C. , Beyazal M. , ...Daha Fazla

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR RHEUMATOLOGIE, cilt.75, sa.7, ss.723-728, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00393-015-1675-1
  • Dergi Adı: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR RHEUMATOLOGIE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.723-728

Özet

Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is considered an important biomarker in cardiovascular (CV) disease. CV disease is the most common cause of mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a consequence of accelerated atherosclerosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum OPG levels to arterial stiffness, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and clinical and laboratory indices in RA patients.